Boxing World Cup

The Boxing World Cup was an international boxing event organized by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), featuring boxers competing in different weight divisions. It was held from 1979 to 1998 as an individual competition and from 2002 to 2006 as a team competition. In 2008 the format returned to individual competition, though the team score was still accounted for.

Boxing World Cup
Statusinactive
Genresports event
Date(s)various
Frequencybiannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1979 (1979)
FounderColonel Don Hull
Most recent2008 (2008)
Activityamateur boxing
Organised byAIBA
PeopleAnwar Chowdhry

HistoryEdit

Individual boxers were competing in their weight categories as part of the team competition, with the overall winner decided by the higher number of total wins. Each team represented countries and continents. The number of weight categories differed per Cup. Related type of competition could be considered boxing team duels, often held between countries as part of the final stage of preparation for the World Amateur Boxing Championships.

The event took place only twice, in 2005 and 2006. In 2005, the event that took place in Moscow, Russia, and Russian team won. In the next event, it took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the Cuban team won.

After a new president was elected in the International Boxing Association and the event stopped. It didn't take place in 2007. In 2008, it was announced by the boxing organization that the event would continue on, but in a different competition, which will happen once in two years and the following one being in 2008. It will feature the top ranked boxers competing in this event in their weight categories. The place chosen for the event was Moscow.[1]

Competition formatEdit

Certain editions of the World Cup, held in the 1990s, saw individual matches of five two-minute rounds.

Results by yearEdit

Edition Year Host Venue Dates Winner Runner-up Final score Third place Notes Refs
1 1979   New York City, United States Madison Square Garden October 11–19   United States   Soviet Union 7–3   South Korea
  Puerto Rico
  Cuba absent [2]
2 1981   Montreal, Canada Maurice Richard Arena November 11–18   Soviet Union   Cuba 4–4   United States
  Canada
[3]
3 1983   Rome, Italy Palazzo dello Sport October 17–22   Cuba   Soviet Union 4–3   Italy
  South Korea
[4]
4 1985   Seoul, South Korea Jamsil Arena November 2–6   South Korea   Soviet Union 4–4   East Germany
  United States
  Cuba absent [5]
5 1987   Belgrade, Yugoslavia October 26–31   Cuba   East Germany 5–3   Soviet Union
  Yugoslavia
  United States absent [6]
6 1990   Havana, Cuba Sports City Coliseum February 18–24   Cuba   Soviet Union 4–0   East Germany
  Turkey
1st stage [7]
  Dublin, Ireland September 1–8   Cuba   East Germany 3–1   West Germany
  Soviet Union
2nd stage [8]
  Bombay, India Bombay Gymkhana November 10–17   Cuba   United States 3–1   Canada
  Bulgaria
3rd stage [9]
7 1994   Bangkok, Thailand Thammasat Sport Centre June ?–11   Germany   Cuba 3–2   Kazakhstan
  Uzbekistan
[10]
8 1998   Chongqing, China June   Cuba   Thailand 9–1   Uzbekistan
  China
[11]
  Beijing, China
9 2002   Astana, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Sports Palace June 3–8   Cuba   Kazakhstan 7–5   Thailand
  Russia
[12]
1 (w) 2004   Tonsberg, Norway Quality Hotel April 28 – May 1   China   Italy 3–3   Turkey
  India
  Cuba absent
  Russia absent
[13]
10 2005   Moscow, Russia Luzhniki Minor Arena July 12–17   Russia   Cuba 7–4   Azerbaijan
  Kazakhstan
[14][15]
11 2006   Baku, Azerbaijan Baku Sports Palace October 15–22   Cuba   Russia 6–5   Azerbaijan
  Ukraine
[16][17]
12 2008   Moscow, Russia Megasport Sport Palace December 5–15   Cuba   Russia 6–3   Armenia
  Philippines
[1]
Note Cuban team did not participate in 1979' and 1985' editions for political reasons, mainly due to the Cuba's government altercations with the United States government. 2004 saw only the female contest.
13 2020 Russia

Statistics by countryEdit

Country Winners Runner-up Third place
  Cuba 2 (2006, 2008) 1 (2005)
  Russia 1 (2005) 2 (2006, 2008)
  Azerbaijan 2 (2005, 2006)
  Kazakhstan 1 (2005)
  Ukraine 1 (2006)
  Philippines 1 (2008)
  Armenia 1 (2008)
Notes
  • In 2005, there was a group stage followed by knock-out system and there were a semi-finals.
  • In 2006, the third place was shared between the two teams that finished second in their groups.
  • In 2008, the results were based on the medal table after the individual competitions.

United States Olympic CupEdit

Edition Year Host Venue Dates Winner Final score Notes Refs
1 1990   Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Palace Exhibition Hall June 23 North America 11–3 North America vs. Europe team duals at the multi-sport event [18]
2 1999   San Diego, California University of California—San Diego September 9–10   Ukraine individual contest at the multi-sport event [19]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-08-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ World Cup 1979 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  3. ^ World Cup 1981 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  4. ^ World Cup 1983 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  5. ^ World Cup 1985 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  6. ^ World Cup 1987 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  7. ^ World Cup 1990 (Cuba) Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  8. ^ World Cup 1990 (Dublin) Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  9. ^ World Cup 1990 (Bombay) Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  10. ^ World Cup 1994 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on December 20, 2019.
  11. ^ World Cup 1998 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  12. ^ World Cup 2002 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  13. ^ Female World Cup 2004 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on December 20, 2019.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-08-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-08-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ Боксеры готовятся к Кубку мира. Бокс. MAGSPORT Archived 2011-04-29 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ "Бокс - Новости бокса - BOXNEWS.com.ua". www.boxnews.com.ua.
  18. ^ Santa Ana Orange County Register Archives, Jun 25, 1990, p. 49
  19. ^ Bank of America - US Olympic Cup - 1999 at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on January 9, 2020.

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